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Arthouse Movie Listings for May 11-17, 2011 

Wednesday, May 11 2011
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Artists' Television Access. Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah: Documentary about the late Texas poet. Wed., May 11, 8 p.m. $6. Open Screening: One hour of shorts submitted by local filmmakers. Thu., May 12, 8 p.m. $5. USF Student Film Screening: Works from the University of San Francisco's advanced production media studies classes including experimental, narrative fiction, and documentary. Fri., May 13, 8 p.m. free. "Psycho Geography": Other Cinema: short experimental film and video. Sat., May 14, 8:30 p.m. $6. Race to the Bottom: Shorts depicting the promotion of sustainability and economically just practices in the port and trucking industries. Sun., May 15, 7 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.

Castro Theatre. Puzzle of a Downfall Child and The Eyes of Laura Mars: Faye Dunaway double feature. Wed., May 11, 2:55, 4:55, 7 & 9 p.m. 8 1/2: Federico Fellini's deathless classic. Thu., May 12, 2:30, 5:15 & 8 p.m. Rock 'n' Roll High School, The Blues Brothers, and Out of the Blue: Midnites for Maniacs: "Whitey Can Rock Too" triple feature. Fri., May 13, 7:20 p.m. $12. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and Aguirre, the Wrath of God: Double feature. Sat., May 14, 1, 4:20, 6:15 & 9:30 p.m. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Clash of the Titans: Double feature. Sun., May 15, 2, 4:25, 6:40 & 9:05 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, www.thecastrotheatre.com.

Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Live Free or Die Hard: Yell at the screen. Yell at it! Sun., May 15, 8 p.m. $5. 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Ninth Street Independent Film Center. Rakenrol: Film screening. Proceeds from this event benefit Bindlestiff Studio and Kularts. Fri., May 13, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., May 14, 6:30 p.m. $20. 145 Ninth St. (at Howard), www.ninthstreet.org/index.html.

Red Vic Movie House. Bukowski: Born Into This: John Dullaghan's documentary. May 11-12, 7 p.m. $6-$9. COINTELPRO: Claude Marks' documentary. Thu., May 12, 7:15 & 9:15 p.m. The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry: Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough's documentary. May 13-16, 7:15 & 9:20 p.m.; May 14-15, 2 & 4 p.m. Dead Man: Jim Jarmusch's Western. May 17-18, 7:15 & 9:25 p.m.; Wed., May 18, 2 p.m. 1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com.

Robert Berman/E6 Gallery. "Swinging in the Shadows": Film screening and Q&A with Mary Kerr and Elaine Trotter. Mon., May 16, 7 p.m. free. 1632 Market (at Rose), 558-9975, www.robertbermangallery.com.

Roxie Theater. Brian Eno 1971-1977: The Man Who Fell to Earth: Documentary about the musician, preceded by performance clips, in celebration of his 63rd birthday. Wed., May 11, 7 p.m. $10. Stake Land: A small group of people fights vampires who've taken over cities and towns in the U.S. heartland. Through May 18. $6-$10. I Wake Up Dreaming 2011: The Legendary and the Lost: Festival screening rarely seen noir films from Hollywood. May 13-26. I Am: A documentary by Hollywood comedian, director, screenwriter, and producer Tom Shadyac that poses two questions: What's wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? May 13-19. $10. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com.

SFMOMA. "San Francisco Cinematheque: 50 Years": Annual film festival showcasing emerging and established filmmakers. Thu., May 12, 7 p.m. $7-$10. "SFAI MFA Film and Video Screening": A selection of films and videos by current and graduating MFA students. Fri., May 13, 1 p.m. free. 2011 San Francisco Art Institute MFA Screening: Videos and films by students influenced by by the reading "Po: Splitting Apart" from the ancient Chinese text I Ching. Fri., May 13, 1 p.m. free. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

The Vortex Room. "Beauty Is in the Eye of the Vortex": Features are Scarlet Street (1945) and Scream Baby Scream (1969); plus shorts and trailers. Thu., May 12, 9 p.m. $5. 1082 Howard (at Seventh St.), www.myspace.com/thevortexroom.

VIZ Cinema. Legacy Film Festival on Aging: Films about seniors. May 13-15. www.legacyfilmfestivalonaging.org. 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600, www.newpeopleworld.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In a Glass Cage: Agustí Villaronga's art-horror film. Thu., May 12, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 14, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 15, 2 p.m. $6-$8. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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